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The Craft of Research (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) - Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. WilliamsWith more than 400,000 copies now in print, The Craft of Research is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices. Seasoned researchers and educators Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams present an updated third edition of their classic handbook, whose first and second editions were written in collaboration with the late Wayne C. Booth. The Craft of Research explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to respond
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May
Virgil's  <I>Book of Bucolics, </I>the Ten Eclogues Translated into English Verse: Framed by Cues for Reading Aloud and Clues for Threading Texts and Themes - John Van SickleThis highly original work builds on two neglected facts about Virgil's Book of Bucolics: its popularity on the bawdy Roman stage and its impact as sequence poetry on readers and writers from the Classical world through the present day. The Bucolics profoundly influenced a wide range of canonical literary figures, from the contemporaneous Horace, Propertius, and Ovid through such successors as Calpurnius, Sannazaro, Marot, Spenser, Milton, Wordsworth, Robert Frost, and W. H. Auden. As performed, the work scored early success. John Van Sickle's artfully rendered translation, its stage cues, and the
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May
The Elements of Computing Systems: Building a Modern Computer from First Principles - Noam NisanIn the early days of computer science, the interactions of hardware, software, compilers, and operating system were simple enough to allow students to see an overall picture of how computers worked. With the increasing complexity of computer technology and the resulting specialization of knowledge, such clarity is often lost. Unlike other texts that cover only one aspect of the field, "The Elements of Computing Systems" gives students an integrated and rigorous picture of applied computer science, as its comes to play in the construction of a simple yet powerful computer system. Indeed, the best
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May
A People and a Nation [with Atlas] - Mary Beth Norton, David M. Katzman, David W. Blight, Howard P. Chudacoff, Thomas G. Paterson, William M. Tuttle Jr., Paul D. EscottA People and a Nation is a spirited narrative that challenges students to think about the meaning of American history. Its thoughtful inclusion of the lives of everyday people, cultural diversity, work, and popular culture preserves the text's basic approach to American history as a story of all the American people. The end-of-chapter "Legacies for a People and a Nation" feature focuses on a specific event, movement, or fact covered in the chapter that shows a striking relevance to present-day events and controversies. The feature demonstrates how important the past is to the present and provides
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May
Robust Statistics - Peter J Huber, Elvezio M RonchettiA new edition of the classic, groundbreaking book on robust statisticsOver twenty-five years after the publication of its predecessor, "Robust Statistics," Second Edition continues to provide an authoritative and systematic treatment of the topic. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to reflect the latest advances in the field while also outlining the established theory and applications for building a solid foundation in robust statistics for both the theoretical and the applied statistician.A comprehensive introduction and discussion on the formal mathematical background
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May
The Enjoyment of Music: An Introduction to Perceptive Listening - Joseph Machlis, Kristine ForneyWith nearly three million copies sold over eight editions, "The Enjoyment of Music" is the best-selling music appreciation text of all time. Spanning the Middle Ages through the twenty-first century, the text offers a thorough introduction to the elements of music, a broad overview of the history of musical styles, and fascinating cultural contexts and perspectives. The Ninth Edition of this classic text features a stunning new design, exciting new repertory, and an unmatched ancillary and media package.
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May
Electronic Principles - Albert P. MalvinoHeavy wear on cover but clean inside. Fine for classroom use. Ships Fast.
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Copyright for Schools: A Practical Guide - Carol Ann SimpsonCopyright continues to be a timely topic as technology makes determining who owns what more and more complex. Written by the leading copyright authority for libraries, "Copyright for Schools: A Practical Guide, Fifth Edition" is a thoroughly updated version of "the" industry standard on copyright matters affecting schools. Starting with an overview of copyright law, the book goes on to cover specific topics medium by medium, including print, software, music, video, multimedia, and more. It addresses new technologies in common use in schools and school libraries and also includes new cases and
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May
Doing Cultural Anthropology: Projects for Ethnographic Data Collection - Michael V. AngrosinoAs a practical bridge between the classroom and the field, this down-to-earth, hands-on collection offers an impressive range of insightful, focused vignettes about cultural research that will jumpstart studentsÂ' thinking about the practice of anthropology. Reflecting the contributions of nearly two dozen practicing social scientists, each clearly written chapter of Doing Cultural Anthropology covers the fundamentals of a different data-collection technique. Following an overview of a particular ethnographic method, each author describes his or her own research project and shows how that
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Measured Tones: The Interplay of Physics and Music - Ian D. JohnstonThere has always been a close connection between physics and music. From the great days of ancient Greek science, ideas and speculations have passed backward and forward between natural philosophers (physicists) and musical theorists. Measured Tones: The Interplay of Physics and Music, Second Edition explores the story of that relationship in an entertaining and user-friendly way. The book provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the physics involved in every stage of the music making process: from the very earliest experiments on vibrating strings and primitive sound makers to the latest